Pilots picket amid contract negotiations for higher wages and better working conditions.

Feb15,2024
Pilots picket amid contract negotiations for higher wages and better working conditions

On Tuesday, three unions representing flight attendants at major U.S. airlines are picketing and holding rallies at 30 airports to demand higher wages.

There’s a growing frustration among flight attendants that pilots got huge pay raises last year while their wages haven’t increased for years.

They say they haven’t been rewarded for working through the pandemic and making sure passengers are safe.

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Unions are calling Tuesday’s protests a national day of action. There’s no strike going on.

Federal law makes it hard for airline unions to strike legally, which can be delayed or blocked by federal mediators, the president, and Congress. Flight attendants at American Airlines have already asked for a strike countdown, and they’ll ask again next month.

Several flight attendant unions, including the Association of Flight Attendants, represented crews at United Airlines and other carriers at Tuesday’s protests; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing American crews; and the Transport Workers Union, representing Southwest crews and others.

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